Spread Betting on United Utilities Shares (UU)

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A Guide to Spread Trading on United Utilities

For example, let's suppose you look at the Financial Spreads website and see the live quote is:

  United Utilities Rolling Cash Sell

954.3
Buy

956.7


Here is an example of how the market works.

Spread Betting MarketUnited Utilities Rolling Cash
Spread Trading Price954.3p - 956.7p
How the Spread WorksYou can spread bet on the United Utilities Rolling Cash market to push:

  Spread Betting Higher than 956.7p, or
  Spread Betting Lower than 954.3p

This spread betting market is a 'Rolling' market and so there is no settlement date. If you don't close your trade and the session ends then your position will automatically roll over to the next trading day.

Note: if a trade does roll over then you will normally either be charged or receive a small fee for overnight financing depending on whether you are betting on the market to go up or down. For more details also see Rolling Spread Bets.
Traded UnitsFinancial spread bets on the United Utilities market are priced in £x per penny price movement.

E.g. if United Utilities moves 35p then you would lose/win 35 times your stake.
Stake Size per UnitYou choose how much you are going to risk per penny, e.g. £2 per penny, £5 per penny, £10 per penny etc.
Brief Staking ExerciseWith that in mind, if you went with a stake of £3 per penny and United Utilities changes by 21p, you would lose / win £3 per penny x 21p = £63.


Trading Example - Buying United Utilities

Online spread betting on the share to go up in value

You Consider Whether to Go Long or Short United Utilities to move:

  Spread Betting Higher than 956.7p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 954.3p?

Let's Assume You Want to Go Long   Spread Betting Higher than 956.7p
You Decide Your Stake Size, Let's Say You Choose £5 per penny
So What Happens Next?
  • You make a gain of £5 for every penny United Utilities moves above 956.7p
  • Your trade loses £5 for each penny United Utilities falls lower than 956.7p
If You Are Speculating on a Market to Rise Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
 
Example 1
United Utilities increases and the spread betting market is adjusted to 992.6p - 995.0p. Therefore Financial Spreads would show:   992.6   995.0
Close for a Profit? At this point, you could opt to let your position run or close it in order to lock in your profit. In this case you decide to close your bet and sell at 992.6p.
Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(992.6p - 956.7p) x £5 per penny
35.9p x £5 per penny
Your P/L = £179.50 profit
 
Example 2
United Utilities falls and the financial spread betting market adjusts and moves to 925.6p - 928.0p. I.e.   925.6   928.0
Restrict Your Loss? You may decide to let your position run or close it, i.e. close your position to restrict your loss. In this case you decide to settle your bet and sell the market at 925.6p.
Your P/L = (Settlement Price - Initial Price) x stake
(925.6p - 956.7p) x £5 per penny
-31.1p x £5 per penny
Your P/L = -£155.50 loss


Spread Trading Example - Taking a Bearish View of United Utilities

Financial spread trading on the share to move down in value

You Work Out Whether to Go Long or Short United Utilities going:

  Spread Betting Higher than 956.7p? or
  Spread Betting Lower than 954.3p?

Let's Say You Go Short   Spread Betting Lower than 954.3p
You Select How Much to Risk, Opting for £4 per penny
So What Next?
  • Your trade loses £4 for each penny United Utilities increases above 954.3p
  • You make a gain of £4 for each penny United Utilities goes below 954.3p
When Selling a Market Your P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
 
Example 3
United Utilities drops and the spread trading market is revised to 911.8p - 914.2p, i.e. Financial Spreads would show:   911.8   914.2
Close and Take Your Profit? At this point, you could decide to leave your trade open or close it and lock in a profit. In this case you choose to close your bet by buying at 914.2p.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(954.3p - 914.2p) x £4 per penny
40.1p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = £160.40 profit
 
Example 4
United Utilities pushes higher and the market changes to 986.6p - 989.0p, so you'd see:   986.6   989.0
Time to Limit the Loss?You can choose to leave your position open or close it, i.e. close your trade to restrict your loss. In this example you opt to close your bet and buy the market at 989.0p.
Your P/L = (Initial Price - Settlement Price) x stake
(954.3p - 989.0p) x £4 per penny
-34.7p x £4 per penny
Your P/L = -£138.80 loss

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More on United Utilities Group plc (UU)



A common ticker code for United Utilities is 'UU' however 'UU.L' and 'LON:UU' are also used.

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